Dr. Ann E. Holmes

Assistant Professor

University of Tennessee @ Chattanooga
Department of Physics, Geology and Astronomy
101 Bretske Hall, MC 6556
Chattanooga, TN 37403

(Dept) 423-425-4404
(Work) 423-425-1704
(Fax) 423-425-4423
Email Address: Ann-Holmes@utc.edu


date last updated August 19, 2005

Course Materials online

Research/Teaching Areas
Current Projects

Educational Background

Personal Interests

WWW Links of Interest

GSA Portland PPT
GSA Portland PPT Sound

Course materials online

Physical Geology 111
Physical Geology Lab 181
Historical Geology 112
Historical Geology Lab 182
Sedimentary Geology 303 and lab

Paleontology 321

Fossil Fuels 436


Research/Teaching Areas

Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Sequence Stratigraphy, Biostratigraphy, Paleontology, Basin Analysis

Current Projects

Paleozoic stratigraphy and paleontology
I'm in the process of creating a fossil identification and local (Chattanooga area) field trip website
Try these sites but beware, they're under construction



Mesozoic stratigraphy and paleontology

Editing second edition of Steven Stanley's Earth System History


Educational Background

Ph.D. Geology, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, 1996
Dissertation title: Paleozoic Depositional and Structural History of the Canning Basin, Western Australia, and Constraints on Eustatic Change

M.S. Geology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, l981
Thesis title: Systematics and Paleoecology of the Stromatoporoids from a Lower Devonian (Keyser Formation) Bioherm, Mustoe, Highland County, Virginia

B.A. Geology, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, l976


Holmes, A., and C. Ekstrom, 1999, GIS-based template and data set for K-16 exploration of local plant contributions to climate variability, abstract, GSA Denver meeting, Oct., 1999

Holmes, A.E., N. Christie-Blick and M. Kominz, 1996, Subsurface constraints on the evolution of the Paleozoic Canning basin, Western Australia, GSA Abstracts with Programs, vol. 28, n. 7.

Holmes, A.E., and N. Christie-Blick, 1994, Evaluating the applicability of sequence stratigraphic models for mixed systems: constraints from the Canning basin, Western Australia, in High Resolution Sequence Stratigraphy: Innovations and Applications, Univ. of Liverpool, UK, 28-30 March, p. 43-47.

Holmes, A.E., and N. Christie-Blick, 1993, Origin of sedimentary cycles in mixed carbonate/siliciclastic systems: an example from the Canning Basin, Western Australia, in Recent Advances and Applications of Carbonate Sequence Stratigraphy, R.G. Loucks and J.F. Sarg, AAPG Memoir 57, p. 181-212.

Kennard, J.M., P.N. Southgate, M.J. Jackson, P.E. O'Brien, N. Christie-Blick, A.E. Holmes, and J.F. Sarg, 1992, Devonian reef complex and the Frasnian-Famennian boundary, Canning Basin, Australia: a new sequence perspective, Geology, v. 20, p. 1135-1138.

Christie-Blick, N., and A.E. Holmes, 1992, Upper Devonian sequence stratigraphy of the Canning Basin, Australia: a comparison with coeval carbonates in southwestern Alberta, abstract, AAPG Calgary, Canada meeting, June 20-25.

Southgate, P.N., M.J. Jackson, J.M. Kennard, P.E. O'Brien, V.L. Passmore, J.F. Lindsay, A.E. Holmes, and N. Christie-Blick, 1991, Subsurface sequence stratigraphy of Devonian carbonates, Canning Basin, Western Australia, AAPG Bulletin, v. 75, p. 674-675.

Holmes, A.E., 1991, Late Devonian carbonate-conglomerate association in the Canning Basin, Western Australia, AAPG Bulletin, v. 75, p. 596.

Personal Interests

Scotland 2009 trip to visit Patience Cowie. It's a small-format QuickTime movie (suitable for small screen, like an i-Pod. Don't try to watch it big. Scotland Slideshow Movie

gardening, hiking, riding motorcycles and bicycles, fishing, reading and above all, rocks!

WWW Links of Interest

UTC Geology Department webpage

University of Missouri's Branson Field Laboratory
I teach here in the summers. Hard to believe they pay me.

2004 THEC workshop for middle school Earth Science teachers
Jon and I co-taught a very successful workshop in the summer of 2004. Links to products and images can be reached from this link.

Geological Society of America

GSA for Students website